Jill Angela Henriette Balcon

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Jill Angela Henriette Balcon

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: London, England
Death: July 18, 2009 (84)
Petersfield, Hampshire, UK
Place of Burial: Stinsford, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Michael Elias Balcon KBE and Aileen Freda Balcon
Wife of Cecil Day-Lewis
Mother of Private and Sir Daniel Day-Lewis
Sister of Jonathan Michael Henry Balcon

Occupation: English actress of film and radio
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About Jill Angela Henriette Balcon

She was an English actress of film and radio. She made her film debut in Nicholas Nickleby (1947), though she was best known for her stage, television and radio work.

The daughter of Michael Balcon and Aileen Freda Leatherman (1904–1988), she was born in Westminster, London of Baltic Jewish descent, and educated at Roedean.

In 1951, she married the Irish poet Cecil Day-Lewis. Day-Lewis was 21 years her senior and was married when they started their relationship. He was dividing his time between his mistress Rosamond Lehmann in Oxfordshire, and his wife, Mary Day-Lewis, and their two teenage sons, in Devon. Day-Lewis broke with both his wife and his mistress to be with Balcon for the remainder of his life (although he was not faithful to her during their marriage). Cecil Day-Lewis and Jill Balcon had two children: two-time Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis and documentary filmmaker/television chef Tamasin Day-Lewis.

Balcon died of a brain tumour.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Balcon


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Jill Angela Henriette Balcon's Timeline

January 3, 1925
London, England
April 29, 1957
Age 32
Greenwich, Greater London, UK
July 18, 2009
Age 84
Petersfield, Hampshire, UK
Stinsford, Dorset, England, United Kingdom